Smile Makeover

A smile makeover is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to improve the appearance of your smile through various cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. This customized approach addresses multiple aspects of dental aesthetics, including the color, shape, size, and alignment of teeth, as well as gum health and overall oral function. A smile makeover can significantly enhance not only the aesthetics of your smile but also the function and health of your teeth and gums.

Benefits of a Smile Makeover

Enhanced Aesthetics

One of the most apparent benefits is the improvement in the overall appearance of your smile. Whiter, straighter, and more symmetrical teeth can boost your confidence and self-esteem.

Improved Oral Health

Many of the procedures involved in a smile makeover also address underlying oral health issues. For example, fixing cavities, treating gum disease, or replacing missing teeth can improve your dental health.

Functional Improvements

Restorative procedures included in a smile makeover, such as dental implants or crowns, restore the functionality of your teeth, making it easier to eat and speak properly.

Customized Solutions

Each smile makeover is tailored to the individual, ensuring that the specific concerns and goals of the patient are addressed, leading to personalized and effective results.

Long-Lasting Results

With proper care, the results of a smile makeover can last for many years, providing long-term benefits in terms of both aesthetics and function.

Procedures Involved in a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover typically involves a combination of the following cosmetic and restorative dental procedures:

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening treatments are designed to remove stains and discoloration, resulting in a brighter and more youthful smile. This can be done in-office or through take-home kits provided by the dentist.

Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin, custom-made shells that cover the front surface of the teeth to improve their appearance. They can correct issues like chips, cracks, gaps, and discoloration, providing a uniform and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Dental Crowns

Crowns, or caps, are used to cover and protect damaged or decayed teeth. They restore the tooth's shape, size, and strength while improving its appearance.


Orthodontic treatments such as braces or clear aligners can straighten misaligned or crooked teeth, improving both function and aesthetics. Options like Invisalign offer a discreet way to achieve a straighter smile.

Dental Implants

Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They involve placing a titanium post into the jawbone, which acts as an artificial tooth root, and attaching a crown, bridge, or denture on top. This restores the function and appearance of the missing tooth or teeth.

Gum Contouring

Gum Contouring procedure reshapes the gum line to create a more balanced and symmetrical smile. It can be used to correct a "gummy" smile or uneven gum levels.


Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the teeth to repair minor chips, cracks, or gaps. This is a quick and cost-effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

These fillings blend with the natural color of your teeth and are used to repair cavities or replace old, unsightly metal fillings.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

For patients with severe dental issues, a full mouth reconstruction may be necessary. This comprehensive approach combines multiple restorative procedures to rebuild and restore the function and appearance of the entire mouth.

Cosmetic and Restorative Functions of a Smile Makeover

A smile makeover serves both cosmetic and restorative functions, making it a holistic approach to dental care:

Cosmetic Function

The primary goal of a smile makeover is to enhance the visual appeal of your smile. By addressing issues like discoloration, misalignment, and gaps, a smile makeover can create a more attractive and harmonious appearance.

Restorative Function

Many of the procedures involved in a smile makeover also address functional issues. For example, dental implants replace missing teeth, crowns protect and strengthen damaged teeth, and orthodontic treatments improve bite alignment. These restorative aspects not only enhance oral health but also ensure that the results of the makeover are long-lasting and sustainable. Call us to learn more.

The Smile Makeover Process

Initial Consultation

The process begins with a comprehensive consultation with your dentist. During this visit, you will discuss your goals, concerns, and the desired outcome of your smile makeover. The dentist will conduct a thorough examination, including X-rays and possibly 3D imaging, to assess your oral health and determine the best treatment plan.

Treatment Planning

Based on the initial consultation, the dentist will develop a customized treatment plan that outlines the procedures needed to achieve your desired results. This plan will consider your dental health, budget, and timeline.


The various procedures included in your treatment plan will be carried out over a series of appointments. The exact sequence and duration will depend on the complexity of the makeover and the specific treatments involved.

Follow-Up and Maintenance

After the procedures are completed, regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure the success of the makeover. Your dentist will also provide guidelines for maintaining your new smile, including proper oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups.


A smile makeover is a transformative process that combines cosmetic and restorative dentistry to improve the appearance, function, and health of your smile. By addressing multiple dental concerns through a customized treatment plan, a smile makeover can enhance your confidence, improve your oral health, and provide long-lasting results. Whether you are looking to brighten your smile, straighten your teeth, or replace missing teeth, a smile makeover offers a comprehensive solution tailored to your unique needs and goals.

To get started on your dental implants, call Jeanne V. Devi, DDS Dentist in Pasadena CA, at (626) 795-2544 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeanne V. Devi.


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